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As Education Costs Rise, Institutions Take Harsh Approach to Sex Work as Income Source

An increasing number of university students are turning to sex work to help cover their educational expenses, and educational institutions are poorly equipped to provide “non-judgmental support” for these students, who can often face backlash and discrimination not only from fellow students but from the institutions themselves, as well as society at large, Britain’s Independent newspaper reported on Thursday.

A survey of university students in the United Kingdom released in July found that almost 80 percent say that they struggle to meet their education-related expenses, and more than 10 percent say that they make money for their education by “using their bodies.”